Tribal Energy Project Successes

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Impact of Office of Indian Energy Investments in Tribal Energy Projects, 2010–2018

  • More than 170 funded tribal energy projects
  • Over $70 million in DOE investments
  • Nearly $154 million in total project value
  • Over 32 megawatts of new generation installed on tribal lands
  • Collective tribal savings of more than $14 million each year

Success Stories

DOE-Funded Solar Project Helps Spokane Tribe Reduce Homeowners’ Monthly Energy Cost from $240 to Less Than $9
When completed this summer, the Initiative will add 650 kilowatts of solar capacity to tribal buildings and save about $2.8 million over 30 years.
June 19, 2019
Can Solar Work in Alaska? Hughes Village Says Yes.
The Native Village of Hughes just installed the bones of a 120-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that will cut diesel use and costs.
February 6, 2019
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Trap the Sun to Offset Energy Costs
The Tribe turned a strip of its land in Oregon into nearly $12,000 in annual energy cost savings.
August 27, 2018
Pala Band of Mission Indians Sees Savings from Solar-Powered Fire Station, Looks Ahead to Continued Energy Development
The Tribe has turned to renewable energy as a means of lowering energy costs and gaining independence from the grid.
June 8, 2018